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About The House in Gramercy Park

The House is a magnificently restored 1854 carriage house located in the historic Gramercy Park. The three floor layout allows us to accommodate from your most intimate gatherings to large party events.

121 East 17th St
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sat-Sun: 11:00am-3:30pm;
Lunch: Tues-Fri: Noon-3:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Thurs: 4:30pm-11 pm;
Fri-Sat 4:30pm-12:00am
Sun 4:30pm - 11 pm

Cross Street:
Irving Place

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 353-2121

Website:
http://www.thehousenyc.com/

Parking Details:
E. 16th Street Between Park & Irving
E. 17th Street Between Irving & 3rd Avenue

Public Transit:
N,R,Q,W,4,5,6, & L to 14th ST/Union Square

Executive Chef:
Sean Olnowich

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Katherine Trujillo at events@thehousenyc.com for more information on large party's, buy outs, or special event reservations.

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The House in Gramercy Park is a magnificent space where we can host from your intimate special affairs to your most important corporate functions.

The House in Gramercy Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Cozy (19)
Romantic (17)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
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Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

What a lovely place. This old Carriage house has a staff that appears to love working here! They really aim to please. We sat upstairs where it is quiter and more intimate. The food if very good as are the drinks. This is a special place for anyone who likes good food, good surroundings and good drinks!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food and service was exceptional. They made us feel at home out of the gates. What a perfect evening . Many thanks to the entire staff.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic experience. Best service I've ever had. Will come back here many times in the future for dinners, drinks, special occasions. We were treated like royalty. The food was out of this world. Best scallops I've ever had. My husband's steak was cooked right, seared perfectly and seasoned deliciously. Hamachi crudo was delicate and bright with creative citrus pairings and melted in my mouth. Cocktails were creative and fresh. Short ribs were out of this world yummy. You'll pay for an amazing meal here but it's worth it. Server was warm, funny, attentive, generous and helpful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The House is a charming restaurant. The food and service were perfect. The House is as good if not better than many of the big names in the neighborhood.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Where's the lobster?! I took my mother here for a belated Mother's Day brunch. She ordered the burger which was delicious. I ordered the "Lobster" club. There was barely any lobster! It was mostly diced red onions in a minced lobster spread. I pointed it out to the waiter and he said he would check with the kitchen. He came back and told me "that's how the entire spread is." That's not a solution for the lack of lobster meat on a $22 sandwich. The service was also very slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Fantastic restaurant with a comfortable feel and great service. They took amazing care of us on our anniversary. Would go back tomorrow!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Came here for a mothers day dinner, everything we ordered (pretty much half the menu!) was absolutely delicious - the most delicious meal anyone has had in a while. Great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

A lovely restaurant, but it was Mother's day and though we had a reservation we had to wait 1/2 hour for our table. Once seated it took a while before anyone approached us. After another 45 minutes we asked the waiter for the basket of bread as stated on the menu. He forgot. The manager came over to us and apologized for the delay. The appetizers showed up after an hour. Both kids had commitments and one by one they had to leave. We were comped food for one of them who never got it, but needless to say the experience was not the Mother's day I wanted as I sat fretting about where was the food was and if the kids could stay and it was ruined when they both had to leave.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

lovely place for adults -- great, relaxed but serene, maybe even romantic atmosphere, excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Went for the first time for a very special occasion: to propose. Everything superceded expectations. And she said yes!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Super romantic and fun unique vibe

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

It was my husbands birthday. I had left the note when I made the reservation requesting for a nice table.
I also called them on that day specifically reminding them and that I would like a lit candle when I order dessert. I was told by the person on the phone that they had made note of everything and it would be taken care of.
When we reached there, they offered us the table right next to the front door, and never bothered to bring the candle either when we ordered dessert.
I was highly disappointed with their service and the complete lack of regard of my requests for such a special occasion.
I didn't expect something like this from such a reputable restaurant.
They need to make sure they correct this so they don't spoil the experience for someone else.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 1, 2017

One of hidden gems of in Lower East

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was great! It is a bit expensive but worth it. Avoid sitting in the basement.. as it is right next to the kitchen, very low ceiling and not very comfortable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 16, 2017

very nice Easter Brunch with good food and friendly service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The House was, as always, an exquisite dining experience. It was perfect for celebrating my boyfriend's birthday. The food is absolutely delicious and the service consistently outstanding. We will be back many more times :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2017

charming place with great food, warm and friendly service. went for a special anniversary and we were treated very well, lovely table by a window, champagne. just what we were hoping for.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

My wife had the butternut squash soup and I had the duck salad for a starter. Both were outstanding. For main courses, she had the scallops, which she loved and I had a lasagna, which sounds plain it it was delicious as well. For dessert I ended with a cup of coffee and the red velvet cheesecake. I think that was the highlight of the meal.

The upstairs was very quiet and intimate and the service was attentive.

A very good experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Lovely location and great looking restaurant. Waiting for table at the 2nd floor bar was a pleasant surprise. However, table service was embarrassingly bad. When food finally arrived, it was obvious the plated food had been sat waiting for our server to pick them up. Food was dried out. Expect much,much better from a place charging the prices it does. I suspect we hit very bad luck with service and overall management that night. But one would expect to have your best staff on a busy Saturday night. I might try this place one more time.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food and service were impeccable, cosy and quiet upstairs

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 23, 2017

We enjoyed the intimacy of the restaurant and the food, with the exception of an overcooked dish of lasagna, was very good. Waitstaff was friendly and attentive though not fully professional. Our waiter opened a fine bottle of wine by simply pulling the cork through the wrapping, leaving jagged pieces of foil to pour the wine through. The room was snug and cozy, yet noise levels were low enough for conversation. Overall a positive experience.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Loved learning about this secret spot! I was warmly welcomed from the moment I arrived!! Kaitlyn was an amazing bartender/waitstaff. She gave us space while consistently attending to our needs. I'm in love and will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

I chose this restaurant for my husband's birthday dinner and what a disappointing evening it turned out to be! I chose The House because it was listed in a very exclusive "Anniversary Worthy" category by Zagat's (along with such truly anniversary worthy stand-outs as Le Bernardin, Le Coucou, Del Posto, Rainbow Room and River Café). While the food and the setting were fine (but not better than that), the service was atrocious. When we arrived, we were shocked to be the only people in the restaurant, in addition to a family that was finishing up its meal. We were offered seats at in the bar area (little bar tables without table clothes, high bar stools), although the entire dining floor upstairs was empty. We were served mainly by the busboy who didn't know where to put the cutlery and was very reluctant to give us plates for dishes we wanted to share, suggesting that we could eat right out of the serving plates that he put in the middle of the table. The waitress who served wine to my husband poured it into his glass without giving him the standard option of tasting it first. This restaurant has a feel of a neighborhood diner and certainly is not worth the high prices that it charges. Most certainly, it is not a place for a special occasion. Stay away!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Love the charming old/Modern inspired decor and ambiance. Tasty food, good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

I had my boyfriend's birthday dinner here. They were all so attentive. The hostess was the so friendly and approachable. Our waiter impressed me by knowing about my special request that i put in the the OpenTable booking. The food is great and very creative. However be prepared to spend $$$. However for the special occasion its totally worth it. I'm looking for to come back here and have a glass of wine on the first floor of the restaurant. It has a beautiful fireplace and historic vibe. Overall great and memorable experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Charming and attractive, great ambiance. Excellent service and delicious meal.
Definitely am returning with friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Absolutely delicious food, great wine list and discreet yet attentive service

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Always a warm, inviting and delightful experience. One of my neighborhood favorites!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Delicious seasonal food, relaxed, good service, pretty, we loved it

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 1, 2017

The House is a fantastic restaurant . Great service, formal, but not stuffy. Wonderful selection of food.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

An excellent dinner in a very pleasant setting. Recommend highly

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Wanting to go to House for a long time. Loved it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Lovely cozy restaurant with a nice setting and very nice staff. The food is good if a little expensive for what you get.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food and service were phenomenal. The only downside is my French 75 came out to be $25 when the rest of their cocktails on the menu are $16 but still a amazing time overall. The mushroom and polenta is the best!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I made a reservation for Valentines Day. My Date and I were seated right next to the bathroom and could smell an awful smell the entire dinner. Lost my appetite. $100 a person + a $100 bottle of wine was a steep price to pay for a ruined valentines day dinner with my date.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Ambience is nice and homey, but I was not crazy about the food. The appetizers were good but entree was eh.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

The martinis are amazing , and the scallops were to die for , the atmosphere is great and the restaurant is super body for romantic dinners and if you wanna talk ! This is the right place ..will be back again

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Love the decor,historic ambience, high ceilings, original windows. Service was perfect- friendly but not hovering. Creative and well crafted appetizers, incredibly tasty entrees. Don't miss the four flavors of deviled eggs or their wild game lasagne!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great ambience and service, but the food sucks

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2017

Great place and food. We actually were able to do business talk without noise.

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